Koichiro Ishii

NASCAR Weekly Series
Race Car Driver

Birthdate: June 15, 1974

Ishii first became interested in racing when he saw Freddy Spencer and Kenny Roberts battle in the WGP on TV.  This was when he was a 5th Grader in elementary school. His first race was 1989, in a mini-bike race.  He continued his way up us a motorcycle racer, and an accident on a local road immobilized his right hand and leg.

After a rehabilitation, he made a comeback, not only as a motorcycle racer, but this time also as a race car driver.  Since then, he has raced in several categories, not only as a driver, but also as a navigator in Rally racing.  Currently, he is searching for ways to enter into the NASCAR series.

Career Profile

1989 Mini-bike race
1990 Purchased an used GP125 machine.  Starts practicing at Sendai
1991 Mini-bike Endurance Race
1992 Purchased a Motocross bike for training purposes
1993 Preparation for racing on a NSR250SP at Tsukuba
1994 Due to unavoidable reasons, participated in the race as a mechanic
1995 Chief Mechanic for a Local Roadrace Championship
1996 Superbike Mechanic for TEAM SAKURAI HONDA
1997 Interruption of Racing Activities
1998 Tsukuba Grand Slam4/MT Class
An accident  on a local road immobilized his right hand and leg.
1999 Come back to Tsukuba Grand Slam4/MT Class after rehabilitation
2000 Obtained Car Racing A License at Tokachi International Speedway
Motegi 7 Hours Endurance Race on VTR-1000SP.  Crashes during practice and injures his right hand and leg.
Still continues to race with this condition and finishes 34th.
2001 Rehabilitation and continues Sponsorship Acquisition
2002 Recovers from the injury, and starts racing on a Formula Car at Twin Ring Motegi
Racing Leather Suits Model for Kushitani
Model Driver for 4 Wheel Association on its Promotion Video
2003 Asian Cross Country Rally as a navigator.  A one week long rally from Thailand to Malaysia.  Becomes a winner in his first rally race.
2004 Super Taikyu Series.  Winning the 1st round at Motegi.  Stops entry due to a sponsor pullout.
2005 12 Endurance race on a Kei-jidousha (550cc car)  Race: 74th
2006 12 Endurance race
K4-GP Winter 9 Hours Endurance Race
K4-GP Summer Endurance Race
2007 Asian Cross Country Rally  Normal Gas Class: 5th

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